Appleton Social Notes 1908 –Names Names Names

Appleton Social Notes 1908 –Names Names Names



Teskey family playing croquet in front of Robert Teskey House, c.1880 Photo--North Lanark Regional Museum



APPLETON NEWS–From the Herald– January 1908


Mrs. J. Code spent Saturday in Ottawa.

Miss Ida Paul is visiting friends at Cedar Hill.

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Caldwell spent Christmas at Lanark.

Mr. Thos. Spiers of Hamilton is home for the festive season.

Miss Gertrude Garvin spent- Christmas Day with her parents here.

Master Arthur and Miss Jean Cede are spending the holidays at the Capital.

Mr. Ed. Robertson of North Bay visited friends in the village last week.

Mrs. John Kirkwood left last week on an extended visit to Toronto relatives.

Mr. Percy Ashman of Ottawa is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ashman.

Mrs. John Foster of Montreal is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fuller.

Misses Lenora and Winnifred Teskey attended the anniversary tea in the Methodist church at Antrim last week.

Mrs. Bredin of Winnipeg, who has been visiting her sister in Brockville, is spending a few days with Mrs. M. Teskey.

Mr. Alf. Devine of Fort William, is at present visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A . Devine, Sth line, Ramsay.

We must this week congratulate Miss Spiers and Misses L. and G. Teskey on their success in the teachers’ training examination tried by them recently.

Mr. Robt. Cornish and Miss Cornish left on Friday for Waterloo, to attend the wedding of Rev. D. J. Cornish and Miss Stuart, the ceremony taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 31st.

The anniversary services in connection with St. Andrew’s church will be held (D .V .) on Sunday, January 19th, when it is expected Rev. A. E. Mitchell of Erskine church, Ottawa, w ill deliver the sermons. Special music is being prepared by the choir.

At the annual meeting of the W. F.M.S. recently held in Wilson’s hall the following officers were elected for 1908 : Pres., Miss Minnie McGregor, (re-elected) ; 1 st vice-pres., Mrs. Wm. Fuller ; 2nd vice-pres., Mrs. Wm. Baird ; 3rd, Mrs. Thos. Cavers ; rec.-sec., Miss Jessie Munroe; cor .-sec., Mrs. Andrew Wilson ; treasurer, Mrs. D. M cN eely; organist, Miss McGregor.

At the close of the services on Friday evening in St. Andrew’s church, Miss Jean Baird was presented with a handsome suit case and set of brushes. Rev. Mr. Bayne read the address and Mrs. D. McNeely made the presentation. The address expressed deepest regret at the prospect of Miss Baird’s departure, and the assurance that she would be greatly missed both in the choir, In the Sunday school and the congregational work, in all of which she has been an ardent worker and exerted an influence for good which shall be felt in time to come.



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